View Full Version : Eskridge Honda - Building New Dealership



scottk
02-01-2023, 04:49 PM
It would appear after being at I-240 between Douglas and Western for years, Eskridge Honda has filed a permit for a new dealership at SW89th and I-35. My guess is somewhere in vicinity to Bob Moore Ford.

DowntownMan
02-01-2023, 05:06 PM
It would appear after being at I-240 between Douglas and Western for years, Eskridge Honda has filed a permit for a new dealership at SW89th and I-35. My guess is somewhere in vicinity to Bob Moore Ford.

Yea itís practically built. They built some kind of structured parking garage to store vehicles. 17849this is from google maps 5 months ago.

SouthSide
02-01-2023, 05:12 PM
When I was at Eskridge last month, they said it was delayed because Honda changed the design.

Boop
02-01-2023, 05:28 PM
That is good news since I-240 is a little far

Pete
02-01-2023, 06:31 PM
This aerial is from about a month ago:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/eskridge020123a.jpg

SoonerDave
02-01-2023, 06:37 PM
The place has been under construction for *at least* a year. Maybe more.

W8N2SKI
02-02-2023, 09:43 AM
They actually just filed a revised building permit yesterday (2/1/23). Hopefully this means construction will resume.

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Ward
02-02-2023, 10:03 AM
I remember when they had Eskridge Oldsmobile. They've been around a long time.

scottk
02-03-2023, 08:08 PM
They actually just filed a revised building permit yesterday (2/1/23). Hopefully this means construction will resume.

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More information on this newer style of dealership from Honda, I think Eskridge Honda will be the first of this type in the state, or at least the metro, looks like the change in design is in response to what changed during the past few years with Covid, chip shortages, and emphasis on EV vehicles in addition to gasoline and hybrids:

https://www.wired.com/story/car-dealers-electric-charging-smaller-online-shopping/

Bob Howard, Fowler, Battison, and the current Eskridge Honda all feature the big cylinder style entrance with the Honda "H" above.

ChrisHayes
02-04-2023, 03:36 AM
I've been wondering what this was going to be. It looks like a tiny parking garage.

Pete
02-26-2023, 07:08 AM
http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/honda022523a.jpg

Pete
04-10-2023, 07:13 AM
http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/eskridge040923a.jpg

bombermwc
04-10-2023, 07:27 AM
They are taking their dang sweet time on this one. I dont recall ever seeing a dealership built half a parking garage into their structure either. It seems like a pretty high expense for a dealership????

Plutonic Panda
04-10-2023, 07:29 AM
^^^ that’s actually pretty common in larger cities.

Pete
04-10-2023, 07:30 AM
They are taking their dang sweet time on this one. I dont recall ever seeing a dealership built half a parking garage into their structure either. It seems like a pretty high expense for a dealership????

It's very common in larger cities.

Not only does it make better use of a smaller property, but it also provides protection for cars.

More and more dealerships are building large structures to protect from hail.

W8N2SKI
04-10-2023, 07:30 AM
They are taking their dang sweet time on this one. I dont recall ever seeing a dealership built half a parking garage into their structure either. It seems like a pretty high expense for a dealership????

This was the trend across many of the big-name Dallas dealerships. I am surprised, given the new approach to new car inventory, that they would build one of these now, post-pandemic.

Dob Hooligan
04-10-2023, 11:22 AM
This was the trend across many of the big-name Dallas dealerships. I am surprised, given the new approach to new car inventory, that they would build one of these now, post-pandemic.

By the time you add new, used, service and employee vehicles, I'm guessing they have around 500 cars on site.